Windows 10 Reaches 8% Market Share, But Adoption Is Slowing Down

By 05:39 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 Comments


Windows 10 has been around for three months now and Microsoft hasn't skipped on any opportunities to boast its growing popularity. About a month ago, Executive VP Terry Myerson pointed out that the Operating System (OS) has already reached 110 million devices and by Microsoft statistics that number has now exceeded the 120 million mark.




This is hardly a surprise, considering the fact that, for the time being, Windows 10 is offered as a totally free upgrade to existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users and is also being pushed rather aggressively with notifications and in some reported cases, even automatic installs. Current figures from Netmarketshare reveal that Windows 10 now has about 7.94% market share on the desktop scene.

This is a veritable achievement, considering the aforementioned short timeframe, but is still far from the whopping 55.71% of Windows 7 and even the 10.68% of Windows 8.1, not to mention the 11.68% strong Windows XP users (granted, quite a few of those are not exactly running on end-user machines).


Adoption of the recent Operating System (OS) is still climbing, but the rate has slowed down significantly since the initial update frenzy. It is also worth noting that Windows 8.1 numbers are steady, so satisfaction with the older platform seems fine and recent Windows 10 users must be coming from somewhere else.

All things considered, despite the flying start, Windows 10 still has a long way to go to assert any dominance in the Microsoft realm. But it is also clear that thanks to the company’s recent open and more dynamic development cycle, updates are dissipating faster than ever. Hopefully, come 2016, the next gigantic Operating System (OS) release, codenamed Windows Redstone can streamline the process even further.

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